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jus publicum

noun jus pub·li·cum \ -ˈpə-bli-kəm, -ˈpü-blē-ˌku̇m \

legal Definition of jus publicum

:a right of public ownership; specifically :the right of ownership of real property that is held in trust by a government for the public
  • tidal flats are subject to the jus publicum
  • United States v. Hensel, 509 F. Supp. 1376 (1981)

Origin and Etymology of jus publicum

New Latin, from Latin, public law or right


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